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Facebook Comments and the Authenticity of Multiple Identities

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The lines between our public and professional identities and our private and social ones continue to blur.

BeautifulPeople.com Shuns Fatties, Uglies

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News that a dating site of which I’d never previously heard was tossing members who’d put on weight during the holidays is spreading fast, with reports by BBC, NPR, and various blogs. Dating and social network site BeautifulPeople.com has axed some 5,000 members following complaints that they had gained weight. The members were singled out […]

Michael Jackson Dies, Kills Internet

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Not sure this is BREAKING NEWS, as CNN does, but it’s amusing nonetheless: How many people does it take to break the Internet? On June 25, we found out it’s just one — if that one is Michael Jackson. The biggest showbiz story of the year saw the troubled star take a good slice of […]

Blogging Making Comeback Over Microblogging?

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Steve Rubel points to what I hope is a trend. Interesting discussion overnight between my friends Robert Scoble and MIke Arrington over whether Robert’s personal brand diminished because of his love for Friendfeed. How refreshing and retro that this conversation is actually taking place via blogs instead of just on Twitter and Friendfeed, where I […]